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International Climate Fund

The International Climate Fund is the UK government’s commitment to help developing countries address the challenges presented by climate change and benefit from the opportunities.

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Science tells us that climate change is inevitable and affects all of us. However, the poorest people in the world will be hit first and hardest. Eradicating poverty and addressing climate change are interlinked: we cannot address one without the other. At the same time, tackling climate change presents an opportunity to promote sustainable economic growth in many developing countries through new technologies, helping reduce poverty and create jobs, particularly for women.

The International Climate Fund is the UK government’s commitment to developing countries to help them address these challenges and benefit from the opportunities presented by climate change.

Published 2 October 2015
Last updated 31 January 2017 + show all updates
  1. Section 2 updated with link to 2016 publication.
  2. First published.